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April 15, 2013

How to Find a Wildlife Rehabilitator

Get help for orphaned, sick, or injured wildlife using this state-by-state listing

If you find a wild animal in distress, scroll down to your state in the alphabetical list below to learn how to find a wildlife rehabilitator in your area.

IMPORTANT! Before you "rescue" any wild animal, make sure the animal really needs your help. Learn how to determine if the animal is truly orphaned or injured »

Alabama
No online listing of rehabilitators. Call your local Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries district office to locate a licensed rehabilitator.

Alaska
No online listing of rehabilitators. Contact the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game for assistance.

Arizona
Arizona Game and Fish Dept. List of Wildlife Rehabilitators

Arkansas
For migratory birds: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission List of Bird Rehabilitators
Animals other than birds: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission List of Wildlife Rehabilitators

California
If you are in San Diego with native predatory wildlife in need of help, call the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center at 760-789-2324. Otherwise, use the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife List of Wildlife Rehabilitation Facilities.

Colorado
Colorado Parks and Wildlife List of Wildlife Rehabilitators

Connecticut
Connecticut Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Rehabilitator Listings

Delaware
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife Rehabilitator Contacts

District of Columbia
City Wildlife

Florida
If you are in south Florida, call the South Florida Wildlife Center at 954-524-4302 or 866-SOS-WILD. Elsewhere, call your local Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission regional office to locate a licensed rehabilitator.

Georgia
Georgia Wildlife Resources Division Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitators List

Hawaii
No online listing of rehabilitators. Call your local Division of Forestry and Wildlife office for assistance.

Idaho
No online listing of rehabilitators. Contact your Idaho Fish and Game Regional Office.

Illinois
University of Illinois Extension list of Wildlife Rehabilitators by County

Indiana
Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators. If you are unable to locate a rehabilitator, call your DNR law enforcement district or regional headquarters.

Iowa
No online listing of rehabilitators. Call the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Customer Resources at 515-281-5918 to locate a licensed rehabilitator.

Kansas
Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitators

Kentucky
Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources Wildlife Rehabilitators List

Louisiana
Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries Wildlife Rehabilitator List

Maine
Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Rehabilitators by County

Massachusetts
If you are on Cape Cod, call the Cape Wildlife Center at 508-362-0111. Elsewhere, use the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Rehabilitators Finder.

Maryland
Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Wildlife Rehabilitators by County

Michigan
Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators List

Mississippi
Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. Wildlife Rehabilitator List

Missouri
No online listing of rehabilitators. Call your Missouri Department of Conservation Regional Office to locate a licensed rehabilitator.

Montana
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Nebraska
No online listing of wildlife rehabilitators. Call your local Game and Parks Commission Conservation Officer to locate a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. You can also try contacting Nebraska Wildlife Rehab,  Raptor Recovery Nebraska, or Wildlife Rescue Team.

Nevada
Nevada Dept. of Wildlife Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept. Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator List

New Jersey
New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator List

New Mexico
No online listing of wildlife rehabilitators. Call your local Game and Fish office to locate a licensed rehabilitator. You can also consult Animal Protection of New Mexico’s list of wildlife rehabilitators.

New York
New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation Wildlife Rehabilitator List

North Carolina
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Wildlife Rehabilitators by County

North Dakota
No online listing of wildlife rehabilitators. Call your local Game and Fish District Office or a veterinarian for assistance.

Ohio
Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources List of Wildlife Rehabilitators by County

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation List of Wildlife Rehabilitators

Oregon
Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife List of Wildlife Rehabilitators

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators Listing by County
. If you are unable to find a wildlife rehabilitator, call your local Pennsylvania Game Commission Regional Office.

Rhode Island
Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island
. If you are unable to find a wildlife rehabilitator, call the Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management at 401-789-3094 or 401-789-0281.

South Carolina
South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources Wildlife Rehabilitators Registry by Animal

South Dakota
No online listing of wildlife rehabilitators. Call your Game, Fish & Parks Wildlife Division office to locate a licensed rehabilitator.

Tennessee
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Wildlife Rehabilitator Directory

Texas
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. List of Wildlife Rehabilitators by County

Utah
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators

Vermont
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Dept. Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators

Virginia
Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries Licensed Rehabilitators

Washington
Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Rehabilitators by County

West Virginia
Does not permit rehabilitation of state wildlife. Call your local Dept. of Natural Resources District Office for assistance. For raptors, you can also try contacting West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center.

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources Wildlife Rehabilitation Directory
. If you are unable to find a wildlife rehabilitator, call the DNR's Wildlife Rehabilitation Liaison at 715-359-5508.

Wyoming
No online listing of rehabilitators. Call your Game & Fish Dept. Regional Office to locate a licensed rehabilitator. 

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